This episode of All You Can Eat is a tribute to the late James Barber, also known as The Urban Peasant. He passed away Nov. 29th at age 84. James was a mentor, colleague, neighbour and friend. I’ll miss him.
In the podcast you will hear a lengthy interview with James I conducted in October or November of 2006, as I was getting ready to go to Italy and his latest cookbook, One Pot Wonders, James Barber’s recipes for Land and Sea was being promoted. While we talked about the book, we also spent quite a bit of time talking about his earlier years in England and France and how he ended up being a restaurant reviewer and cookbook author.
I left for Italy and while I had the interview with me, I never ended up using it. So, it is being heard for the first time on this podcast. To listen to this podcast directly, click here for the audio file, or visit my podcast page on my website to subscribe. If you would like to pay tribute to James, you can comment on the bottom of this blog entry, or go to his website, where your thoughts are also being accepted.
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